5 Questions w/ Manufactured Superstars

By Ravi in DJ News, DJ's, EDM, EDM News
Friday, March 30, 2012, 3:05pm. (Updated: 4/05/12 at 3:10pm) Add comments

Manufactured Superstars glow washington dcAfter the release of their Freak On You E.P. (Magik Muzik) and single, “Silver Splits The Blue” w/ Jeziel Quintela feat. Christian Burns, Manufactured Star Shawn Sabo sat down with us to talk music.

Having just spun Josephine in late February, the duo – Brad Roulier and Shawn Sabo – are literally non-stop when it comes to gigging. It’s a challenge to find quiet time uninterrupted in the studio, but even still, the guys have managed to produce a string of hit singles and remixes for the likes of Pitbull and Chris Brown.

 

G:

You have a hot new single out w/ Jeziel Quintela ft Christian Burns, “Silver Splits The Blue.” What was the idea behind the making of this track?

Sabo:

The concept was to make a fun party song and to keep it sexy. We started with the beat and for a month or two before, come up with the idea. We sent the song to Christian [Burns]. We’re big fans of Christian’s work from what he’s done w/ Tiësto’s alias, Allure.

manufactured superstars 2012We got in touch and we had an instant connection. We had an amazing time together in Vegas where we shot the music video, and we really bonded. We had a good night! Jeziel [Quintela] is a good friend of ours from Denver. He works with a lot of our songs doing remixes, so he was a natural fit.

G:

You seem to be releasing music really rapidly, and it’s all good! Why did you release “Silver Splits The Blue” as a standalone track and not part of the Freak On You E.P. from Magik Muzik? Was there a reason not to include it on the E.P.?

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Sabo:

No reason. We just think “Silver Splits The Blue” is a great tune that would stand on its own and hopefully become an instant classic or more of a radio hit like we had with “Take Me Over” featuring Scarlett Quinn. Paul Oakenfold did a remix for us of “Silver Splits The Blue” and it’s just amazing!

G:

Drawing on your name, what are the necessary parts needed to “manufacture” a superstar?

Sabo:

Good music, a good marketing plan and an amazing live show.

G:

You are also doing some pretty big-name remixes! Talk about some of the most impressive mainstream acts you’ve recently remixed or are soon to release?

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Sabo:

We just finished a remix for a Pitbull featuring Chris Brown single. They’re both super-talented guys. The track is “International Love.”

G:

How do you see the Washington DC club scene as it relates within the U.S. scene?

Sabo:

The Glow promoters are one of the best in the North American EDM scene. It was great to play for them a second time and we’re really excited to come back again soon!

For more information, visit www.manufacturedsuperstars.com

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